Today's Events

thursday, february 27th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 5 Do-Now page, answer this question: during materials testing, we would want to see a ____________________ temperature difference between control and experimental to show a GOOD insulator.

Today's Goals:

  1. Save the Penguins - materials testing
  2. SUBMIT materials testing results (see post in Classroom)
  3. Close reading of "Young Penguins" article (group work - see post in Classroom)

Homework:

  • Close reading of "Young Penguins" (one per group in Classroom) - Friday@11:59 pm
  • EdPuzzle - climate change - Tuesday, 3/3@11:59pm

wednesday, february 26th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 5 Do-Now page, explain where in the penguin testing environment the RADIATION is taking place.

Today's Goals:

  1. Save the Penguins - materials testing
  2. Close reading of "Young Penguins" article (group work - see post in Classroom)

Homework:

  • Materials to test - TOMORROW!
  • Close reading of "Young Penguins" (one per group in Classroom) - Friday@11:59 pm

tuesday, february 25th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 5 Do-Now page, explain where in the penguin testing environment the CONVECTION is taking place.

Today's Goals:

  1. Close reading of "Young Penguins" article (group work - see post in Classroom)
  2. Group materials brainstorm
  3. Save the Penguins knowledge check/quiz - (Google Form in Classroom)

Homework:

  • Materials to test - TOMORROW!
  • Close reading of "Young Penguins" (one per group in Classroom) - Friday@11:59 pm

monday, february 24th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 5 Do-Now page, explain where in the penguin testing environment the CONDUCTION is taking place.
  • Please have your notebook open to your WANTED: Penguin Enemies notes.
  • Please grab your Chromebook from the cart.

Today's Goals:

  1. "Shelterless" penguin testing day
  2. WANTED: Penguin Enemies notes (review)
  3. Group materials brainstorm

Homework:

  • Materials to test - TOMORROW!

friday, february 21st

Do-Now:

  • Please have your save the penguins research out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Save the penguins research day (jigsaw of 5 different articles) - meet and share
  2. Save the Penguins group application (Google Classroom)
  3. WANTED: Penguin Enemies notes (copy independently - Google Classroom)
  4. EdPuzzle Climate Change

Homework:

  • Save the Penguins group application - TONIGHT@11:59 pm
  • WANTED: Penguin Enemies notes - Monday
  • Save the Penguins knowledge check/quiz - Tuesday [study guide]

thursday, february 20th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 5 Do-Now page, explain HOW the thermal energy gets from place to place in CONVECTION.

Today's Goals:

  1. Thermal energy QUIZ
  2. Save the penguins research day (jigsaw of 5 different articles) - finish up from Wed.
  3. Save the Penguins group application (Google Classroom)
  4. WANTED: Penguin Enemies notes (copy independently - Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Penguin research - Friday
  • Save the Penguins group application - Friday@11:59 pm

wednesday, february 19th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 5 Do-Now page, write down one question you have about our save the penguins project.
  • Please log into your Chromebook and navigate to Google Classroom.

Today's Goals:

  1. Climate Change article (modeling how to read nonfiction science text)
  2. Save the penguins research day (jigsaw of 5 different articles)

Homework:

  • Penguin research - Friday
  • Study - thermal energy QUIZ - tomorrow [study guide]

friday, february 14th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 5 Do-Now page, describe an example of CONVECTION.
  • Have your insulators vs. conductors HW out on your desk to be checked.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of insulators vs. conductors HW
  2. Thermal energy transfer notes (insulators vs. conductors)
  3. Save the Penguins (project introduction)

Homework:

  • None - enjoy the long weekend! :-)

thursday, february 13th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 5 Do-Now page, explain why HEAT is NOT matter/molecules.
  • Have your thermal energy transfer practice HW out on your desk to be checked.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of thermal energy transfer practice HW
  2. Thermal energy transfer notes (insulators vs. conductors)

Homework:

Wednesday, february 12th

Do-Now:

  • Check rolling whiteboard for you new seat.
  • Have your heat transfer review HW out on your desk to be checked.
  • Pick up your science notebook.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of heat transfer review HW
  2. Thermal energy transfer notes (how heat moves)

Homework:

monday, february 10th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 5 Do-Now page, give your own definition of HEAT.
  • Please take out the melting ice part 2 activity.
  • Please take out the thermal energy formatives.

Today's Goals:

  1. Melting ice activity
  2. Review of thermal energy formatives (Pear Deck)
  3. Thermal energy transfer notes (how heat moves)

Homework:

  • None :-)

friday, february 7th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up the melting ice part 1 activity from the front counter.
  • If you didn't pick up the thermal energy formatives yesterday, please do so today!
  • Be sure to turn the chemical lunchwarmer lab into your class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Melting ice activity
  2. Midterm wrap-up
  3. Catch up/work day (chemistry portfolio, lunchwarmer lab, EdPuzzles - extra credit)

Homework:

thursday, february 6th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up the thermal energy formatives from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Science 8 Midterm - (see post in Classroom)

Homework:

wednesday, february 5th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 5 Do-Now page, explain what happens during an endothermic reaction.
  • Please have the midterm study guide (K,L,M) out on your desk to be checked.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - endo/exothermic reactions (see post in Classroom)
  2. Midterm review day (review games)
  3. Authentic Performance Task: Chemical Lunchwarmers [HONORS]

Homework:

tuesday, february 4th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up from your class period bin or take out the Chemical Lunchwarmer Lab packet.

Today's Goals:

  1. Authentic Performance Task: Chemical Lunchwarmers [on-grade] [HONORS]

Homework:

monday, february 3rd

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up from your class period bin or take out the Chemical Lunchwarmer Lab packet.
  • Please have your midterm study guide answers (D - J) out on your desk to be checked. If you did it digitally, please grab a Chromebook and have it open!

Today's Goals:

  1. Authentic Performance Task: Chemical Lunchwarmers [on-grade] [HONORS]

Homework:

  • Midterm Study Guide (K,L,M) - Wednesday
  • Quiz - endo/exothermic - Wednesday [study guide]
  • Chemistry Portfolio endo/exothermic Slides - Wednesday @11:59pm

Thursday, January 30th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 5 Do-Now page, give an example of an ENDOTHERMIC reaction.
  • Please pick up from your class period bin or take our the Chemical Lunchwarmer Lab packet.

Today's Goals:

  1. Authentic Performance Task: Chemical Lunchwarmers [on-grade] [HONORS]

Homework:

  • Midterm Study Guide (D, E, F) - tomorrow
  • Chemistry Portfolio endo/exothermic Slides - Sunday @11:59pm

wednesday, January 29th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 5 Do-Now page, give an example of an EXOTHERMIC reaction.
  • Please have the endothermic and exothermic reactions demos data sheet out on your desk.
  • Please have the endo/exothermic practice HW out on your desk.
  • Please grab 4 different colored pencils (front counter, Chromebook cart, back counter near PT)

Today's Goals:

  1. Endo/exothermic reactions (graphing temperature data)
  2. Authentic Performance Task: Chemical Lunchwarmers [on-grade] [HONORS]

Homework:

  • Midterm Study Guide (D, E, F) - Friday
  • Chemistry Portfolio endo/exothermic Slides - Sunday @11:59pm

tuesday, January 28th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 5 Do-Now page, explain what happens during an EXOTHERMIC reaction.
  • Please have parts A,B,C of the midterm study guide out to be checked (do NOT need to get a Chromebook if it's digital.)
  • Please pick up the endothermic and exothermic reactions demos data sheet from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Endo/exothermic reactions (class demos)

Homework:

monday, January 27th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up a GREEN unit 5 tab (if you didn't on Friday) and set-up your notebook (3 pages for Do-Nows, 2 pages for vocab - you know the drill!)
  • Please the endo/exothermic formatives (Friday's HW) out on your desk!

Today's Goals:

  1. Discuss Endo/exothermic formatives
  2. Endo/exothermic vocabulary and story explanation

Homework:

friday, January 24th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, note one area of unit 4 that you are super confident about for today's test.

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 4 test - show what you know!

Homework:

thursday, January 23rd

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, note one area of unit 4 that you are confused about/need help with.
  • Please have your unit 4 study guide out to be checked (if digital, please grab Chromebook).

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 4 final review
  2. Review games (Quizlet and Quizizz)

Homework:

  • STUDY - unit 4 test tomorrow!

wednesday, January 22nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, write down one study tool that will help you prepare for the unit 4 test.

Today's Goals:

  1. Work day - unit 4 study guide
  2. Work day - portfolio/EdPuzzles
  3. Independent review (Quizlet and Quizizz)

Homework:

  • Chemistry Portfolio - physical/chemical changes Slides - tonight, 1/22 @11:59pm
  • Unit 4 study guide (periods 2,4,6,8)

tuesday, January 21st

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, explain (briefly) why photosynthesis is a CHEMICAL change.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - physical/chemical changes
  2. Work day - portfolio/EdPuzzles
  3. Work day - unit 4 study guide

Homework:

  • Chemistry Portfolio - physical/chemical changes Slides - Wednesday, 1/22 @11:59pm
  • EdPuzzle - photosynthesis AND digestion videos and questions - TONIGHT @11:59pm

friday, January 17th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, identify if digestion if a physical or chemical change.
  • Please put your chemistry in a bag lab into your class period bin (on-grade only)

Today's Goals:

  1. Modeling Digestion - making a stomach model
  2. Work day - portfolio/EdPuzzles

Homework:

  • QUIZ - physical/chemical changes - Tuesday [study guide]
  • Chemistry Portfolio - physical/chemical changes Slides - Wednesday, 1/22 @11:59pm
  • EdPuzzle - photosynthesis AND digestion videos and questions - Tuesday, 1/21 @11:59pm

thursday, January 16th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, list one of the PRODUCTS of our chemistry in a bag lab. (Hint - why did it turn yellow?)
  • Please pick up the making molecules activity sheet from the front counter.
  • Please have the chemistry portfolio p/c changes planning page out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Making Molecules - chemistry in a bag
  2. Work day - portfolio
  3. Honors only - balancing equations

Homework:

wednesday, January 15th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, restate the law of conservation of mass in your own words or give an example of it in action.

Today's Goals:

  1. Law of Conservation of Matter/Mass notes
  2. Law of Conservation of Matter/Mass demos

Homework:

tuesday, January 14th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, list one physical change you observed from the part of the lab you completed yesterday.
  • Please pick up the chemistry in a bag lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Law of Conservation of Matter/Mass notes
  2. Chemistry in a bag lab - physical/chemical changes

Homework:

Monday, January 13th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, list one chemical change you observed from the first part of the lab you completed on Friday.

Today's Goals:

  1. Physical/chemical changes mini-lab
  2. Photosynthesis - evidence of a chemical change

Homework:

Friday, January 10th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, describe whether roasting a marshmallow would be a physical or chemical change.
  • Please take the P/C changes mini lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Physical/chemical changes mini-lab

Homework:

  • None :-)

Thursday, January 9th

Do-Now:

  • My claim: Tik Tok is the best app available for download on a mobile device.
    • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, give one piece of evidence that supports my above claim.
  • Please take the CER model worksheet from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Claim Evidence Reasoning model
  2. Physical/chemical changes demos

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle - law of conservation of mass video/questions - Thursday @11:59 pm

wednesday, January 8th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, list one example of a CHEMICAL change to matter.
  • Please have the physical/chemical changes review HW out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review physical/chemical changes review HW
  2. Characteristic properties notes
  3. Changes in matter exploration experiments (discussion and review)

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle - law of conservation of mass video/questions - Thursday @11:59 pm

tuesday, January 7th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, list one example of a PHYSICAL change to matter.
  • Please pick up the physical/chemical changes review HW from the front counter.
  • Please have the changes in matter exploration HW out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Physical/chemical changes notes (review/questions)
  2. Changes in matter exploration experiments

Homework:

monday, January 6th

Do-Now:

  • Please copy down homework into your agenda.

Today's Goals:

  1. Physical/chemical changes notes (see post in Google Classroom)
  2. EdPuzzle - law of conservation of mass video/questions (see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

friday, January 3rd

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, explain how many different types of atoms elements are made of.
  • Please have the ECM planing page out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Show what you know - ECM Quiz
  2. Physical/chemical changes notes

Homework:

Thursday, January 2nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, give an example of an everyday compound.
  • Please pick up the ECM Venn/Frayer diagram from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. ECM Frayer/Venn diagram
  2. Classifying matter - elements, compounds, mixtures

Homework:

  • Chemistry Portfolio ECM Slides - Tuesday, 1/7/20 @11:59 pm
  • Quiz - Elements, Compounds, Mixture - TOMORROW [study guide]
  • Chemistry Portfolio ECM planning page (per 2, 4, 6, 8) - TOMORROW

friday, december 20th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, give an example of an everyday mixture.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review - ECM - 12 station activity
  2. Classifying matter - elements, compounds, mixtures
  3. Compounds/Mixtures lab

Homework:

thursday, december 19th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, explain what a compound is.
  • Please pick up the Chemistry Portfolio planning page ECM from the front counter.
  • Please get the ECM 12 station activity worksheet (small sheet in orange bin) taped into your notebook.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review - ECM HW
  2. Classifying matter - elements, compounds, mixtures
  3. ECM - 12 station activity

Homework:

wednesday, december 18th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, explain what a mixture is.

Today's Goals:

  1. Classifying matter - elements, compounds, mixtures

Homework:

  • ECM HW
  • Snacks for mixtures lab - FRIDAY

monday, december 16th

Do-Now:

  • On your Unit 4 Do-Now page, explain what an element is.
  • Please take out your ECM poem/questions (Thursday's HW).

Today's Goals:

  1. Classifying matter - elements, compounds, mixtures

Homework:

  • None :-)
  • Snacks for mixtures lab - FRIDAY

friday, december 13th

Do-Now:

  • If you did NOT yesterday, please set up your notebook for unit 4 (purple tab).
  • Please be sure that you picked up a copy of the ECM poem/questions HW (extras are in the THURSDAY folder of the student center).

Today's Goals:

  1. Digital Citizenship - social media and your brain

Homework:

  • ECM Poem - Monday
  • Chemistry Portfolio - PT/combining elements Slides - Sunday @11:59 pm

thursday, december 12th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, write down one topic from Unit 3 that you are going to ROCK on today's test!

Today's Goals:

  1. Show what you know - unit 3 test
  2. Set up notebook for unit 4

Homework:

  • ECM Poem - Monday
  • Chemistry Portfolio - PT/combining elements Slides - Sunday @11:59 pm

wednesday, december 11th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, write down one topic from Unit 3 that you are still confused about or need more practice with.
  • Please take out the Unit 3 study guide (if you did it digitally, please grab a Chromebook and open the document).

Today's Goals:

  1. Alien Periodic Table activity [on-grade] [honors]
  2. Unit 3 review: Quizlet and Quizizz

Homework:

  • STUDY - unit 3 test TOMORROW
  • Natural/Aritificial flavors article (Google Form - Classroom) - TONIGHT @11:59 PM

tuesday, december 10th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, trace back the atoms in a plastic water bottle.
  • Please take out the Chemistry Portfolio PT/Combining Elements planning page.

Today's Goals:

  1. Natural/Aritificial flavors article (Google Form - see post in Classroom)
  2. Analyzing food source (Doritos) activity
  3. Work day: Chemistry Portfolio OR unit 3 study guide

Homework:

  • unit 3 study guide - tomorrow
  • Natural/Aritificial flavors article (Google Form - see post in Classroom) - Wed@11:59

monday, december 9th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, give an example of one natural substance and one synthetic substance.

Today's Goals:

  1. Natural vs. synthetic materials notes
  2. Analyzing food source (Doritos) activity

Homework:

  • Chemistry Portfolio planning page "PT/combining elements" - tomorrow

friday, december 6th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, create your own definition for SYNTHETIC.
  • Please have the Everyday Compound or Poison article/graphic organizer out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

Natural vs. synthetic materials notes

Homework:

  • Chemistry Portfolio planning page "PT/combining elements" - Tuesday, 12/10

thursday, december 5th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, identify which elements go with the following chemical symbols:
    • C Co Cl
    • Pick up a period table or take one out of your folder to help you. (You'll need it for the quiz).

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - atoms, elements, PT, combining elements
  2. Everyday Compound or Poison article and graphic organizer

Homework:

wednesday, december 4th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, identify the number of molecules in this chemical formula: 4NaOCl

Today's Goals:

  1. How to speak chemistrian practice
  2. Practice reading a chemical formula

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle - "Why Star Stuff Matters?" (Google Classroom) - TONIGHT @11:59 PM
  • Chemistry Portfolio - intro to matter Slides - TONIGHT @11:59 pm
  • Quiz - atoms, elements, PT, combining elements - TOMORROW, 12/5 [study guide]

wednesday, november 27th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, explain what a molecule is.
  • If needed, please be sure to put your build a molecule simulation lab into the class period bin.
  • Please have your Chemistry Portfolio intro to matter planning page out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. How to Speak Chemistrian
  2. EdPuzzle - "Why Star Stuff Matters?" (see post in Google Classroom)
  3. Chemistry Portfolio - intro to matter planning page/Slides work day

Homework:

  • EdPuzzle - "Why Star Stuff Matters?" (Google Classroom) - Tues, 12/3 @11:59 PM
  • Chemistry Portfolio - intro to matter Slides - Wednesday, 12/4 @11:59 pm

tuesday, november 26th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, explain what a subscript after and below a chemical symbol tells you (what it means).

Today's Goals:

  1. Work day - Build a Molecule Simulation Lab (see post in Google Classroom) (Per 2/3)
  2. EdPuzzle - "Why Star Stuff Matters?" (see post in Google Classroom)
  3. Chemistry Portfolio - intro to matter planning page

Homework:

monday, november 25th

Do-Now:

  • Please sit down at a computer, log in, and navigate to Google Classroom.

Today's Goals:

  1. Work day - Build a Molecule Simulation Lab (see post in Google Classroom)
  2. EdPuzzle - "Why Star Stuff Matters?" (see post in Google Classroom)
  3. Chemistry Portfolio - intro to matter planning page

Homework:

friday, november 22nd

Do-Now:

  • Please sit down at a computer, log in, and navigate to Google Classroom.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review - combining elements an counting atoms
  2. Work day - Build a Molecule Simulation Lab (see post in Google Classroom)
  3. EdPuzzle - "Why Star Stuff Matters?" (see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Meet in computer lab A (Mon)

thursday, november 21st

Do-Now:

  • Please sit down at a computer, log in, and navigate to Google Classroom.
  • Please take out the combining elements PART 2 HW (last night's HW)

Today's Goals:

  1. Introduction - Build a Molecule Simulation Lab
  2. Work day - Build a Molecule Simulation Lab (see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Meet in computer lab A (Fri, Mon)

wednesday, november 20th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, explain what a coefficient in front of a chemical formula tells you (what it means).
  • Please take out the combining elements PART 1 HW (last night's HW)

Today's Goals:

  1. Review combining elements PART 1 HW
  2. Combining elements notes

Homework:

tuesday, november 19th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, explain where the metals are located on the periodic table (left, right, touching the staircase?)
  • Please take out the meet the elements HW (last night's HW)

Today's Goals:

  1. Review meet the elements HW
  2. Combining elements notes

Homework:

monday, november 18th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, explain how you know how many PROTONS an element has in its nucleus.
  • Please take out the periodic table scavenger hunt (Friday's HW)

Today's Goals:

  1. Review periodic table scavenger hunt
  2. Meet the elements notes

Homework:

friday, november 15th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, list one thing you know about elements or the periodic table.
  • Period 3 (honors) ONLY - please make sure ALL parts of the Oobleck lab are turned into the basket.

Today's Goals:

  1. Meet the elements notes

Homework:

thursday, november 14th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, identify one of the smaller particles that make up an atom (just list one of the three of them).

Today's Goals:

  1. Atom basic notes
  2. Chemistry portfolio intro/set-up

Homework:

  • Chemistry Portfolio set-up/name Slides - Sunday @11:59 pm
  • Oobleck - [honors] - TOMORROW (per. 3)

wednesday, november 13th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, pick which choice from below you think an ATOM is closest in SIZE to:
    • a.) grain of sand b.) marble c.) water molecule d.) tennis ball
  • Periods 2,4,6,8 ONLY - please turn in BOTH sheets of the Oobleck lab into your class period bin.
  • Please take out the pennies formative assessment (last night's HW).

Today's Goals:

  1. Pennies formative gallery walk
  2. Atom basic notes

Homework:

  • Oobleck - [honors] - FRIDAY (per. 3)

tuesday, november 12th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, identify one property of a solid. (How do we know something is a solid?)
  • Please take out the Oobleck lab from yesterday.

Today's Goals:

  1. Oobleck lab debate (is it a liquid or a solid?)
  2. Quiz - phases of matter/phase changes
  3. Oobleck lab work time [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

monday, november 11th - Veteran's day

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, identify one property of a liquid. (How do we know something is a liquid?)
  • Please pick up the Oobleck lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

1. Review of phases of matter/phase changes

2. Oobleck lab (is it a liquid or a solid?) [on-grade] [honors]

Homework:

  • Oobleck - UP TO pre-debate questions [on-grade] [honors]
  • Phases of matter/phase changes QUIZ - TOMORROW [study guide]
  • "Hunting the Elements" EdPuzzle video - TONIGHT @11:59 pm

wednesday, november 6th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, identify how the particles are moving in a gas.
  • Please put the phase changes lab into your class period bin.
  • Grab your Chromebook, log onto Classroom, and begin watching the "Hunting the Elements" EdPuzzle video - DON'T FORGET TO LOG IN WITH GOOGLE!!!

Today's Goals:

"Hunting the Elements" EdPuzzle video - DON'T FORGET TO LOG IN WITH GOOGLE!!!

Homework:

  • "Hunting the Elements" EdPuzzle video - Monday, 11/11 @11:59 pm
  • Phases of matter/phase changes QUIZ - Tuesday, 11/12 [study guide]

tuesday, november 5th

Election Day!

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, identify which phases of matter take the shape of the container they are in.
  • Please pick up the Astronomy Portfolio scale slides peer review from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Phases of matter/phase changes notes (8th period - see post in Google Classroom)
  2. Astronomy Portfolio scale slides peer review
  3. Astronomy Portfolio final reflection (see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Phases of matter "lab" [on-grade] [honors] - Wednesday
  • Astronomy Portfolio final reflection (see post in Google Classroom) - Wednesday
  • **Headphones - Wednesday

monday, november 4th

Do-Now:

  • On the unit 3 Do-Now page, explain what things a substance must have to be considered matter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Phases of matter/phase changes notes (HONORS - see post in Google Classroom)
  2. Phases of matter "lab" [on-grade] [honors]
  3. HONORS only - phases of matter Venn diagram

Homework:

friday, november 1st

Do-Now:

  • Please have the matter formatives HW out on your desk.
  • Set - up your notebook for unit 3 - foundations of matter:
    • Attach the pink unit tab on your next blank page/add to your table of contents
    • Leave 2 pages (at least) for Do-Nows and 2 pages for vocab

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of matter formatives HW
  2. Phases of matter notes (HONORS - see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Astronomy Portfolio scale slides - Sunday @11:59 pm

thursday, october 31st

Happy Halloween!

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, write down one area of seasons or scale that feel very confident about.

Today's Goals:

  1. Show what you know - unit 2 test (seasons/scale)

Homework:

wednesday, october 30th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, write down one area of seasons or scale that you are still confused about.
  • Please have the seasons final review out on your desk.
  • Please have the unit 2 study guide out on your desk (if it's digital, please pull it up on a Chromebook.)

Today's Goals:

  1. Review - seasons final practice
  2. Unit 2 review Quizlet Live/Quizizz

Homework:

  • Study - unit 2 test tomorrow

tuesday, october 29th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, rate/grade your work so far on your astronomy portfolio (Good? Not so good? :-( ?)
  • If you didn't hand in your shrinking the solar system lab, please put it in your class period bin.
  • Please pick up the seasons final review from the front counter.
  • If you want a HARD COPY of the unit 2 study guide (it's not required, a digital copy is available), pick one up from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

Work Day: unit 2 study guide; Astronomy Portfolio Slides; seasons final review ws

Homework:

monday, october 28th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, explain how much space do you think we would need to make a scale model of BOTH the distances and sizes.
  • If you didn't hand in your shrinking the solar system lab on Friday, please put it in your class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Big Idea - Scale & desert solar system video response

Homework:

friday, october 25th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, if you were to make the Sun the size of a hula hoop, what sized item would you use to represent Earth?

Today's Goals:

  1. Clothespin model of our solar system (if needed)
  2. Fruit model of our solar system

Homework:

  • None :-)

thursday, october 24th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, explain whether you think it is possible to fit a scale model of our solar system in room 218.
  • Please take out the scale practice HW.

Today's Goals:

  1. Scale practice homework review
  2. Clothespin model of our solar system

Homework:

  • None :-)

wednesday, october 23rd

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, explain whether you think Pluto should be considered a planet in our solar system.
  • Please pick up the dwarf planet article from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. New Dwarf Planet discovery article and questions (period 2 only - Wicked trip)

Homework:

tuesday, october 22nd

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, write down one real life scale model you have used or seen.
  • Please pick up the AP - seasons Slides peer review checklist from the front counter.
    • **Period 8 ONLY - check rolling whiteboard for new seats.

Today's Goals:

  1. Scale of our solar system
  2. AP - seasons Slides peer review checklist

Homework:

monday, october 21st

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, write down how far apart you think the Sun and Neptune are (in miles)
  • Please take out the scale formatives HW.

Today's Goals:

  1. Scale of our solar system

Homework:

  • Astronomy Portfolio seasons Slides - TONIGHT, 11:59 pm

FRIDAY, october 18th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, write down one topic you are going to do well on during today's seasons quiz.
  • Please take out the seasons review HW and the Astronomy Portfolio seasons planning page.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - seasons
  2. Peer review - gravity slides (astronomy portfolio - see post in Classroom)
  3. Astronomy Portfolio seasons Slides work day.

Homework:

  • Scale formatives (both sides)
  • Astronomy Portfolio seasons Slides - Monday, 11:59 pm

wednesday, october 16th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, explain what happens to angle of sunlight when your hemisphere is experiencing winter.
  • Please pick up a "seasons on Mars article question worksheet" from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Seasons notes - (Seasons on Mars article/questions)

Homework:

tuesday, october 15th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, explain what happens to length of daylight when your hemisphere is experiencing summer.

Today's Goals:

  1. Seasons notes - (through the BIG IDEA)

Homework:

monday, october 14th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, list what months is it summer in ALASKA and AUSTRALIA.

Today's Goals:

  1. Seasons notes - (photoperiod - angle of sunlight )

Homework:

friday, october 11th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, give one reason how we know that distance between Earth and the Sun is NOT the cause of season's on Earth.

Today's Goals:

  1. Seasons notes - (Sun's importance - photoperiod)

Homework:

  • Astronomy Portfolio - GRAVITY slides - Monday @11:59 pm

thursday, october 10th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy unit 2 Do-Now page, draw the SHAPE of Earth's orbit around the Sun.
  • Please take out the sun/earth survey HW.
  • Please take out the gravity planning page.

Today's Goals:

  1. Sun/Earth survey data tally
  2. Seasons notes - (vocab - shorter days in winter prompt)

Homework:

  • Astronomy Portfolio - GRAVITY slides - Monday @11:59 pm

tuesday, october 8th

Do-Now:

  • On the next blank page of your notebook, attach the unit 2 (yellow) index tab.
  • Add unit 2 to your table of contents.
  • Leave 2 pages for Do-Nows and 2 pages for vocab.

Today's Goals:

  1. Astronomy Portfolio moon slides peer review (see post in Classroom)
  2. Astronomy Portfolio: gravity planning page

Homework:

Monday, october 7th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, write down one topic that you are going to ROCK on the unit 1 test today!

Today's Goals:

  1. Show what you know - UNIT 1 TEST (moon, eclipses, gravity)

Homework:

friday, october 4th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, write down one topic that you are still confused about (moon, eclipses, gravity) that you want to review today.
  • Please have your unit 1 study guide out to be checked (if digital, grab a Chromebook)
  • **Period 3 HONORS only - please make sure to put your gravity lab in the class bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Moon evaluation - review
  2. Study guide - review
  3. Quizlet/Quizizz (see post in Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • STUDY - unit 1 test - Monday

thursday, october 3rd

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain the relationship between distance to the Sun and the time it takes to orbit the sun (orbital period).
  • If you did NOT turn in your gravity lab yesterday, please make sure it goes in the class period bin (periods 2, 4, 6, 8 ONLY)

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - gravity (Google Classroom)
  2. Moon evaluation
  3. Study guide work day

Homework:

wednesday, october 2nd

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain the relationship between distance to an object you are interacting with and the gravitational force.

Today's Goals:

  1. Gravity Lab - part 2 [on-grade] [HONORS]
  2. Astronomy Portfolio - gravity planning page

Homework:

  • Gravity Lab - TOMORROW [on-grade] [HONORS] **Honors - Friday
  • Astronomy Portfolio (moon/eclipse Slides) - TONIGHT, 11:59 pm
  • Quiz (gravity) - TOMORROW [study guide]

tuesday, october 1st

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain the relationship between mass of an object you are interacting with and the gravitational force.
  • Please take out the gravity review homework.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review gravity HW
  2. Gravity Lab - part 1 [on-grade] [HONORS]

Homework:

  • Astronomy Portfolio (moon/eclipse Slides) - Wednesday, 11:59 pm
  • Quiz (gravity) - Thursday [study guide]

monday, september 30th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, give an example of an object experiencing gravity.

Today's Goals:

  1. Gravity notes

Homework:

friday, september 27th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, give your own definition of gravity.
  • Please have the gravity formatives out on your desk.
  • Please have the moon planning page out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Gravity formative review/notes
  2. Peer group meeting - eclipse information
  3. Astronomy Portfolio - moon slides work day

Homework:

  • None - have a great weekend! :-)

thursday, september 26th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, sketch the layout of the sun, Earth, and moon during a SOLAR eclipse.
  • Please have the moon review HW out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Moon review HW (review)
  2. Quiz - phases of the moon and eclipses
  3. Astronomy portfolio moon planning page (eclipse info - back of worksheet)

Homework:

wednesday, september 25th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, sketch the layout of the sun, Earth, and moon during a LUNAR eclipse.

Today's Goals:

  1. Eclipses notes and modeling
  2. Astronomy portfolio moon planning page (eclipse info - back of worksheet)

Homework:

tuesday, september 24th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain (briefly) what we see on Earth during a SOLAR eclipse.

Today's Goals:

  1. Eclipses notes and modeling

Homework:

monday, september 23rd

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain what is happening/why we see a NEW MOON.
  • Please take out the moon planning page.

Today's Goals:

  1. Revisit your original model (Post-It in notebook)
  2. Peer group meeting - moon planning page
  3. Astronomy Portfolio - moon Slides work day

Homework:

  • None :-)

friday, september 20th

Do-Now:

  • If you DID NOT yesterday, please turn your moon lab into the class period bin.
  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain what is happening/why we see a FULL MOON.

Today's Goals:

  1. Science Challenge data collection (Google Classroom)
  2. Astronomy portfolio - setting up Slides (Google Classroom)
  3. Astronomy portfolio - moon planning page

Homework:

thursday, september 19th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain how much of the moon is ALWAYS reflecting light from the Sun (think about what it looks like from SPACE).

Today's Goals:

  1. Moon phases lab [on grade] [honors]
  2. Astronomy portfolio - setting up Slides (Google Classroom)

Homework:

wednesday, september 18th

Do-Now:

  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, explain where the sunlight is during a NEW MOON.
  • Please have the moon calculator HW out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of moon calculator HW (last night's HW)
  2. Moon notes
  3. Astronomy portfolio intro (if time)

Homework:

  • None :-)

tuesday, september 17th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up a moon calculator HW from the front counter.
  • On the astronomy Do-Now page, give an example of an object orbiting.
  • Please have the moon formatives HW (part 2) out on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of moon formatives part 2 (last night's HW)
  2. Moon notes
  3. Astronomy portfolio intro (if time)

Homework:

Monday, september 16th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up a blue index tab from the front counter.
  • On the next blank page of your notebook, attach the blue index tab.
  • Don't forget to update your TABLE OF CONTENTS.
  • Be sure to have the moon formatives part 1 out on your desk to be checked.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of moon formatives part 1 (Friday's HW)
  2. Moon notes

Homework:

friday, september 13th

Do-Now:

  • In your science notebook, on your Do-Now page, explain the proper use of the fire extinguisher.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - lab safety
  2. Classroom scavenger hunt

Homework:

thursday, september 12th

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up the lab safety peer review worksheet from the front counter.
  • In your science notebook, on your Do-Now page, explain WHEN to use the eyewash.

Today's Goals:

  1. Lab safety project - "presentation" (see Classroom for list of student projects)
  2. Lab safety project peer review

Homework:

  • Quiz - lab safety - TOMORROW [study guide]
  • Student submitted safety quiz question (Google Classroom)

wednesday, september 11th

Do-Now:

  • Please check the seating chart on the whiteboard. (A few seats changed.)
  • Please pick up the lab safety rubric from the front counter.
  • In your science notebook, on your Do-Now page, explain WHEN to use the fire blanket.

Today's Goals:

  1. Lab safety project - work day

Homework:

tuesday, september 10th

Do-Now:

  • Please check the seating chart on the whiteboard. (A few seats changed from yesterday).
  • Please pick up:
      • Ruler, Sharpie, orange unit tab, lab safety contact

Today's Goals:

  1. Notebook set-up
  2. Lab safety project - work day

Homework:

monday, september 9th

Do-Now:

  • Please using the seating chart on the whiteboard to find your seat.
  • Please have science notebook out on your desk. (If it's in the bin, please grab it.)

Today's Goals:

  1. Notebook check in
  2. Classroom safety map
  3. Lab safety project - introduction

Homework:

friday, september 6th

Double 1st - welcome back assembly

Do-Now:

  • Please have a seat anywhere. Please make a GOOD choice.
  • Copy HW from front board into agenda.

Today's Goals:

  1. Chromebook/Google Classroom log-in
  2. Index card - 3 things I wish my teacher knew
  3. "Rules"/expectations for 8th grade science

Homework:

  • Composition notebook - Monday, 9/9
  • Beginning of year Form (Google Classroom) - Monday, 9/9

thursday, september 5th

WELCOME BACK! :-)

Do-Now:

  • Please have a seat anywhere.
  • Copy HW from front board into agenda...(we'll discuss)

Today's Goals:

  1. Welcome/What is Science?

Homework:

  • Composition notebook - Monday, 9/9
  • Beginning of year forms (Google Classroom) - Monday, 9/9

tuesday, June 11th

Math Benchmark assessment

Promotion Practice (periods 5 - 8)

Do-Now:

  • Please have a seat and relax! :-)

Today's Goals:

  1. Helicopter Lab

Homework:

  • CLEAN OUT LOCKERS!!!!

monday, June 10th

ELA Benchmark assessment

Promotion Practice (periods 5 - 8)

Do-Now:

  • Please have a seat and relax! :-)

Today's Goals:

  1. Physics is PHUN!!! ;-P

Homework:

  • CLEAN OUT LOCKERS!!!!

thursday, June 6th

Science Final Exam - Delayed Opening Schedule

Do-Now:

  • If you want your science notebook, please take it home!!!

Today's Goals:

  1. Cosmos - "When Knowledge Conquered Fear"
  2. Exit Interview (in Classroom, if you didn't finish it after your final exam)

Homework:

  • Exit Interview (Classroom) - Sunday @ 11:59 PM

Wednesday, June 5th

Math Final Exam - Delayed Opening Schedule

Do-Now:

  • If you would like to use the final exam study guide during our game, please take it out and put it on your desk.
  • If you want your science notebook, please take it home!!!

Today's Goals:

  1. Physics Pictionary
  2. Quizlet and Quizizz final exam review (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Science final - TOMORROW!!!

tuesday, June 4th

Social Studies Final Exam - Delayed Opening Schedule

Do-Now:

  • If you would like to use the final exam study guide during our game, please take it out and put it on your desk.

Today's Goals:

  1. Earth Science Jeopardy
  2. Quizlet and Quizizz final exam review (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Science final - Thursday, 6/6

monday, June 3rd

ELA Final Exam - Delayed Opening Schedule

Do-Now:

  • Please grab a Chromebook from the cart.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quizlet and Quizizz final exam review (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Science final - Thursday, 6/6

friday, may 31st

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list one topic on the final exam that you would like to review (thermal energy, waves, earth science, physics)

Today's Goals:

  1. Final exam board game review

Homework:

  • Final Exam topic self-assessment - TONIGHT @11:59 pm

thursday, may 30th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list one topic in physics that you feel very confident about (forces, friction, energy, Newton's Law, etc)

Today's Goals:

  1. Unit 8 (physics) test
  2. Final Exam topic self-assessment (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • Final Exam topic self-assessment - Friday @11:59 pm

wednesday, may 29th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, list one topic in physics that you would like to review (forces, friction, energy, Newton's Law, etc)
  • Please take out the unit 8 study guide (if it's digital, please grab a Chromebook)

Today's Goals:

  1. Review - unit 8 study guide
  2. Quizlet and Quizizz unit 8 review (Google Classroom)

Homework:

  • STUDY!!! Unit 8 Test - tomorrow

tuesday, may 28th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain what will happen when a LARGE puck collides head-on with a SMALL puck.
  • Please take a copy of the puck play lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Puck play lab [lab data sheet]

Homework:

friday, may 24th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, design your own example for any of one Newton's Laws of motion.
  • If you want your 2nd law sim lab graded, please put it in your class period bin.
  • Please take out your FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE PART C.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review final exam study guide part c
  2. Quiz - Newton's Laws (periods 1,3,5 - digital in Google Classroom)
  3. Work day - unit 8 study guide

Homework:

  • None - enjoy the long weekend! :-)

thursday, may 23rd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, design your own action/reaction force pair example (Newton's 3rd law.)

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 3rd Law (action/reaction)

Homework:

wednesday, may 22nd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, predict what would happen if you sat in wheelie office chair and pushed yourself off of a wall.

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 3rd Law (action/reaction)

Homework:

tuesday, may 21st

Do-Now:

  • Please pick up your Newton's 2nd Law lab simulation from your class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 2nd Law computer simulation - (link and directions in Google Classroom)
  2. If extra time - work on Final exam study guide PART C

Homework:

monday, may 20th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, explain which would accelerate more with a 5N force: a beach ball OR a softball.
  • Please take out the Newton's 2nd law HW.
  • Please take out the Final Exam Study Guide PART B.

Today's Goals:

  1. Review of Newton's 2nd Law homework [on-grade] [honors]
  2. Newton's 2nd Law computer simulation - intro

Homework:

friday, may 17th

Do-Now:

  • Please grab your science notebook out of the bin. You will need it to complete today's work.

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 2nd Law homework [on-grade] [honors]
  2. EdPuzzle - 2 videos - Newton's 2nd Law (see post in Google Classroom)
  3. Finished all that? Final exam study guide!

Homework:

thursday, may 16th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, restate Newton's 1st law of motion.
  • Grab your Coin Caper lab from your class bin and continue working (5 min. timer).

Today's Goals:

  1. Coin caper (5 minutes MAX)
  2. Newton's 2nd law of motion notes

Homework:

wednesday, may 15th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, define inertia.

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 1st law of motion (law of inertia)
  2. Coin caper (start? - finish tomorrow?)

Homework:

tuesday, may 14th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, describe what causes an object to change its motion.

Today's Goals:

  1. Newton's 1st law of motion (law of inertia)

Homework:

monday, may 13th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write your own definition of STATIC ELECTRICITY.
  • Please pick up the forces at a distance worksheet from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Forces at a distance [worksheet]

Homework:

Friday, may 10th

Do-Now:

  • Any questions? See me. Otherwise, grab a seat and start working on your quiz!
  • OPTIONAL: pick up a hard copy of FINAL STUDY GUIDE PART A from front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Quiz - KE, PE, forces, friction
  2. Any leftover time? Final exam study guide work session.

Homework:

thursday, may 9th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down an example of FRICTION.
  • Please take out the forces/friction HW to be checked.

Today's Goals:

  1. Forces and Friction notes

Homework:

wednesday, may 8th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down your definition of a FRICTION.
  • Please pick up the forces/friction HW from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Forces and Friction notes

Homework:

tuesday, may 7th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down your definition of a FORCE.
  • Please put your pendulum lab into the class period bin.

Today's Goals:

  1. Forces and Friction notes

Homework:

  • None :-)
  • Quiz - Friday (KE, PE, forces, friction) [study guide]

monday, may 6th

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, give an example of an object that has BOTH KE and PE.

Today's Goals:

  1. Pendulum lab

Homework:

friday, may 3rd

Do-Now:

  • On your Do-Now page, write down an example of an object that has potential energy.
  • Please take out the KE/PE practice HW.
  • Please turn your speed (bubble tube) lab into your class period bin.
  • Please pick up the pendulum simulation lab from the front counter.

Today's Goals:

  1. Homework review
  2. Kinetic/potential energy basics
  3. Pendulum lab - intro

Homework: